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CNN
Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
a nuclear option in the united states senate. a lot of people don't appreciate how important it was for us to get that done. chuck schumer and i and others and dick durbin were involved in a bipartisan effort to avert that. thanks to the cooperation of our two leaders we were able to do that. there is a desire for bipartisanship here in this body. i think we can show the country and the world that we are capable of tackling this issue, a looming and terrible issue that has to be resolved in a bipartisan basis. and i believe the majority of the american people support such an effort. and i want to thank my colleagues again. and the ever congenial senator schumer. >> now we'll have even more congenial senator durbin. >> i want to thank my colleagues, john mccain, thanks. we have been down this road before, but i feel very good about our chances this time. chuck, thank you for your leadership on this. i'm sure that marco and bob and lindsey and i understand you've been the force behind this. if he's the glue, you're the force. and it worked. we have come to this moment. and here we are facing
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 8:00pm EST
no sense to me. let me add something that nobody talks about. there were many losses in the united states senate races this year. nobody pays attention to the fact that you had all of these establishment candidates lost. in new mexico, montana, north dakota, ohio, florida, wisconsin. do not let the people who now say they need to get more involved in the primary system to make sure we never repaid losses -- repeat losses -- explained the other losses. no competition. clearing the field. when george w. bush was told, you can win, and the very first primary contest in new hampshire, john mccain be done by 18 points. he became a better candidate overnight. he had to perform as a candidate. he became a much better candidate overnight. we should want competition. do not clear the field. that person is never ready for prime time. that person -- i think some of these governors are terrific. this movement should come up with a job description. if you are going to hire at national review, you post a job description. it is not a litmus test. we will have to nominate people who are relatable, who ha
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 8:00pm EST
know, i know a senator from the utah who wrote a memo to the president of the united states after he got elected and said this is a nixon goes to china moment for you. >> which senator from utah would this have been? >> the junior senator. >> which president would this have been? >> the newly elected one. >> i see. >> instead this is the nixon goes to china moment for you. because if you can be the first democratic president in history to say we have to do something about entitlements, you can build enough political capital that you can then do whatever you want in health care or environment or energy or anything else. >> so there's momentum building for something big? something to solve the problem. i want to hear you talking to one another about what that would be. >> the business community, i believe, let me just say would applaud this. in fact, if we knew that there was a real bipartisan push for infrastructure spending, it might help us keep two factories open. however -- >> really? >> absolutely. because it would be -- it would be work. it would be work. we need tractors. we ne
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